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The tree is the better man?

Without the tree, no Christmas. On the whole Christian world, even in the Church the enemy of the GDR it had to be. In a scene of his novel "The tower" tells the story of Uwe Tellkamp, such as the departments of the Dresden University hospital for the most beautiful specimen compete and the surgeon in a spruce conservation of a break-in, the for a SED bigwigs reserved piece of the visor and on a competitors meeting: the hospital pastor. The claimed earlier rights: "The custom dates back to the womb of Christianity."

This is nonsense, of course. Rather, it has resisted the Church, against the "pagan custom". Although there are references to decorated trees in the early modern period, but the mass distribution in the parlors of the citizens and the workers he finds in the 19th century. Century. The German military leadership, the decorated fir in the 1870/ ' 71 war was made systematically in hospitals, accommodation and Quarters set up, as a Symbol of the moral Superiority of the German system, which was set up with healers, family, Contemplation and emotional depth.

of The German forest and the German people

Anyway, the forest as such – as a recreational space, the epitome of nature, image of the city, and industry – a German invention. In a Chapter of "mass and Power" by Elias Canetti the forest as a national symbol of German and explained this with the analogy to the army: a uniform, straight-aligned tribes, as soldiers.

The finding has become obsolete, because mono-cultural forests which still form a large part of the productive forest land – the ecological consciousness are a horror. Canetti recognized, however, already at the time of writing, the political Contours of the forest with enthusiasm. The forest should serve the purpose of Germany by the neighbors to distinguish, especially from France.

patients view from the hospital window and trees, recover provable faster.

Actually, the French civilization sees in the forest rather something that needs to be cleared to make arable land. The third Reich put on the nationalization of the forest, feeling the crown, indicative of a presentation to Hermann göring: "eternal forest – eternal Volk".

This "eternity" was looking for you to demonstrate with all sorts of sources and Back-projections. That was with the German forest "has always been" so, you could read already in the case of Tacitus, in the Germania of the "terrible woods" is covered.

The romantics invented the forest feeling

worked The political instrumentalisation, because they could build on an existing emotional basis. Created, you have the romantics: they were the ones who invented the forest feeling. Because it is not "natural" to love the forest. For a long time shunned the man of the forest. In it, you could tale to get lost ("Hansel and Gretel" and other people's), there wild animals and wild people were; it was scary. Daniel Kehlmann has illustrated this setting in his latest novel, "Tyll", plays in the thirty years ' war, vividly.

The appreciation of the "wild nature" to the soul-space is the work of the romantic Poets and painters, who saw in the cities of the originality is lost and you are in the forest again believed, and at the same time, the Sublime in the Swiss mountain world to discover.

the seal of The romance is full of forest, of poetry, of tops out, horns sounded and clearing spell. Wilhelm Tieck, invented in 1797, the word "forest solitude". Of Eichendorffs "Taugenichts" to the "Forest murmurs" in Wagner's "Ring des Nibelungen" is sung in the forest. This has consequences, of the home movies, and books novels with neat foresters to the current protests, the forest conservationist, in Stuttgart, in the hambach forest, or on the Uetliberg: The forest, the place is healed, where the man and to the Actual, and as a result he, in turn, must be by the people as a representative of the lowly pursuit of Profit is protected.

stay in the forest lowers staged blood pressure

a story like Peter Stamm's "In the forest" as a counter-force to the civilization. "The others are not normal, in their homes behind their lowered blinds," says the girl, Anja, was hiding for three years in the forest. As adults, they must live in a new settlement, a "no man's land", between the car wash and shopping center.

But: Even if we accept that our "forest feeling" is a relatively new phenomenon, a projection of frustrated city-dwellers, perverted by nationalists: Can't be, this feeling is still true and real? We allowed our senses, our whole body because it is not to be trusted, to breathe effortlessly literally, when we enter the forest for Jogging, walking, gathering mushrooms, picnicking?

no, it's not a feeling is deceptive, it can be measured and scientifically proven. Studies suggest that staying in the forest lowers blood pressure and cortisol levels (the Stress), that it strengthens the immune system and natural killer cells activated. And Phytonzide – so fragrances, with those trees to ward off pests or to each other to warn – to protect our brain against cancer and inflammation. Even patients, the view from your hospital window at the trees, recover demonstrably faster. In Japan, the forest is "Baden" even a regular therapy.

helper in the efforts against global warming

forests do not only for the Individual good but of the earth as a whole. They capture the greenhouse gas CO2 and give oxygen. A hectare of forest stores per year 13 tonnes of CO2. However, the CO2 emissions of Switzerland, per capita and per year approximately 5 tons. This means that The forests are an aid against global warming and afforestation programs is a good thing – the greenhouse effect stop, however, you are not alone.

your LCA has given the trees a Boom of books and magazines, spreading the latest biological findings in popular science. The Pulitzer prize-winner Richard Powers has made a North American Redwoods to the hero of his recent novel, "The roots of life". "The time" and "The magazine" recently published great posts about the "organism of the forest."

That is, trees communicate with each other about perfumes, is undisputed.

In the forest of the prophets, the books of the German Forester Peter to reach arguably the highest requirements. "The secret life of trees" is since three years on the bestseller list. His recipe: He humanizes the trees, he interpreted chemical processes as fear and sorrow, and the forest being "friends" close.

That trees communicate with each other about perfumes, is undisputed. The personification brings life to the vicinity of mystics, what are the tree trunks embrace and my, the tree was actually the better man, because he feeds off of light, air, and water, and nobody hurt, nothing is destroyed, and they gave generously.

The Christmas tree can cut off everything, his roots are. For this, he plays his role as a mind machine still good.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 21.12.2018, 20:21 PM

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